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Pacific Media Watch is compiled for the Pacific Media Centre as a regional media freedom and educational resource by a network of journalists, students, stringers and commentators.

By Wansolwara staff in Suva Twelve leading journalists from 11 Pacific Island countries will converge in Suva, Fiji, this Friday to discuss critical issues affecting the region...

By Dan McGarry in Port Vila In the wake of a Vanuatu Daily Post investigation into what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to spread...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Internet access in West Papua has been at least partially restored just days after Indonesian police accused human rights lawyer Veronica...

By RNZ Pacific An Indonesian human rights lawyer working with West Papuans has been named as a criminal suspect. Veronica Koman is accused of "incitement" and...

Pacific Media Watch Newdesk Fijian police have reportedly cautioned the Pacific Conference of Churches Secretariat from flying the Morning Star – the West Papuan flag of Independence...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Indonesia police have arrested eight Papuan demonstrators for treason or "makar" in Jakarta, reports CNN Indonesia. Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Police-backed armed militias have killed three West Papuan students in Abepura district, Jayapura, reports The Guardian. The students were reportedly killed in their...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Papuan demands for a referendum on self-determination have erupted more strongly amid fears of civilian casualties in the Melanesian provinces of...

ANALYSIS: By Ivo Mateus Goncalves in Canberra Today, the people of Timor-Leste will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the popular consultation, through which the nation...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Six Papuan civilians have been killed and at least three others wounded after Indonesian security forces opened fire at a rally...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Chinese authorities should immediately release Australian writer Yang Hengjun and drop all charges against him, says the New York-based Committee to...

By Domingos Gomes in Dili Timor-Leste national police (PNTL) have arrested 46 students at a West Papua independence solidarity protest in Dili, amid accusations the...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A senior Jakarta Post managing editor has predicted it is possible that West Papua may face a self-determination vote following the...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A West Papuan journalist, editor and media freedom advocate has lodged a protest to the United Nations about Indonesia’s internet blackout...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A video of Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama grabbing and shoving an opposition MP has gone viral. The video emerged on the Facebook...

By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific Protests are spreading in Indonesia-ruled West Papua in response to harassment of Papuans during explosive incidents in Javanese cities...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Papua New Guinea's EMTV news and current affairs manager Neville Choi has been sacked after six years of service in this...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Rioting broke out in Manokwari, West Papua, today as local people - mostly university students - protested against racial abuse of...

By Ghinan Salman in Surabaya As many as 43 Papuan students were taken to the district police headquarters after Indonesian police fired teargas and forced...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Eighteen leaders from the Pacific region met for 12 hours at the 50th Pacific Islands Forum meeting with Australia holding out...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk By Makereta Komai in Funafuti, Tuvalu Tonga’s Prime Minister, 'Akilisi Pohiva, has delivered a stinging attack against regionalism and the Pacific Islands...

By RNZ Pacific Tonga is mulling a Facebook ban as the Kingdom struggles to contain a torrent of online abuse and threats on the platform...